Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), along with other Members of the Judiciary Committee, will hold a roundtable discussion on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM PST at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, and on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. PST at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  These roundtable discussions, which are part of the Committee’s copyright review, will include a wide range of creators, innovators, technology professionals, and users of copyrighted works.  

Details for both roundtables are below.

WHO:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and other members of the House Judiciary Committee

WHAT: 

Roundtable discussions (open press)

WHEN: 

Monday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. (PST) and Tuesday, November 10th at 3:00 p.m. (PST)

WHERE:

(Monday) Santa Clara University
Locatelli Center
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California

(Tuesday) UCLA
Palisades Room in Carnesale Commons
251 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, California

RSVP: Members of the media who wish to cover must RSVP with Kathryn Rexrode at kathryn.rexrode@mail.house.gov.

Background: Chairman Goodlatte first announced the Judiciary Committee’s intention to undertake a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law on April 24, 2013, in a speech before the World Intellectual Property Day celebration at the Library of Congress.  As part of the copyright review, the House Judiciary Committee has held 20 hearings which included testimony from 100 witnesses.  In July, Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers invited all prior witnesses of the Committee’s copyright review hearings and other interested stakeholders to meet with Committee staff and provide additional input on copyright policy issues.  To date nearly 50 meetings have been scheduled and those meetings, which are ongoing, will take several more weeks. In addition, Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers announced that the House Judiciary Committee would conduct a listening tour as part of the copyright review.  More information on the House Judiciary Committee’s comprehensive copyright review can be found here.